covid19

Workers

Tulare County

Restaurants Care/COVID-19 Grant

  • Agency: Restaurants Care is a program of the California Restaurant Association Foundation (CRAF)
  • Description: Restaurants Care is providing a one-time financial support to restaurant employees facing an unforeseen hardship. 
  • Link(s): https://restaurantscare.org/
  • Type of assistance: Grants
  • Amount: Depending on funding, eligible applicants will be given a grant and notified via email of the amount
  • Restrictions/Eligibility: Must be California resident. Restaurants Care grants are evaluated in the following order of priority for restaurant workers who are: Diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19), or a caregiver for an immediate family member who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, or quarantined with a doctor’s note. Restaurant closed and out of work 3 weeks or more and no unemployment benefits
  • Due date: Until funds are depleted
  • Time before assistance is approved: TBD
  • Who can receive assistance: 
    US Citizens and Legal Residents: ITIN and/or Undocumented:
    Yes Yes

 

State of California  working to support people financially affected by the COVID-19

  • Agency: State of California
  • Description: California is working to support people financially affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn more in this chart of benefits available for workers.
  • Link(s): https://covid19.ca.gov/workers/
  • Type of assistance: California Workers overview
  • Amount: Based on individual
  • Restrictions/Eligibility: California workforce 
  • Due date: Check website for dates
  • Time before assistance is approved: Check website for guidelines
  • Who can receive assistance: 
    US Citizens and Legal Residents: ITIN and/or Undocumented:
    Yes Yes

 

General Resources for restaurants and workers

  • Agency: RWCF
  • Description: RWCF is working to collect information and links to resources that will help restaurants and workers deal most effectively with the COVID-19 Emergency. If you have information to share with the restaurant community, please email them at info@restaurantworkerscf.org
  • Link(s): https://www.restaurantworkerscf.org/news/2020/3/15/resources-for-restaurants-and-workers-coping-with-the-covid-19-emergency
  • Type of assistance: Funding Assistance
  • Amount: Not Determined
  • Restrictions/Eligibility: Not Determined
  • Due date: Not Determined
  • Time before assistance is approved: This site is reference to other programs please check with website for updates 
  • Who can receive assistance: 
    US Citizens and Legal Residents: ITIN and/or Undocumented:
    Yes Yes

Labor and Workforce Resources for Employers and Workers

  • Agency: Labor and Workforce Development Agency
  • Description: In the face of the COVID-19, the Labor & Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) wants to keep workers, employers, co-workers, and families safe. What employees are entitled to may be confusing. We are trying to make it easier and spread awareness through this centralized source of info. 
  • Link(s): https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/#chart
  • Type of assistance: Employer and worker assistance 
  • Amount: Based on Individual and business 
  • Restrictions/Eligibility: California employer and worker 
  • Due date: Check website
  • Time before assistance is approved: Check website
  • Who can receive assistance: 
    US Citizens and Legal Residents: ITIN and/or Undocumented:
    Yes Yes

Benefits for Workers Impacted by COVID-19

  • Agency: Labor and Workforce Development Agency
  • Description: The purpose of this information is to make it easier to understand what resources may be available.
  • Link(s): https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/#chart
  • Type of assistance: Worker information 
  • Amount: Range from $40-$450
  • Restrictions/Eligibility: California worker 
  • Due date: up to 26 weeks
  • Time before assistance is approved: 14 days
  • Who can receive assistance: 
    US Citizens and Legal Residents: ITIN and/or Undocumented:
    Yes Yes

Disability Insurance

  • Agency: Labor and Workforce Development Agency
  • Description: If you're unable to work due to medical quarantine or illness related to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional)
  • Link(s): https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/#chart
  • Type of assistance: Approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income)
  • Amount: Ranges from $50-$1,300 a week
  • Restrictions/Eligibility: California worker 
  • Due date: Short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy.
  • Time before assistance is approved: $50-$1,300 a week for up to 52 weeks.
  • Who can receive assistance: 
    US Citizens and Legal Residents: ITIN and/or Undocumented:
    Yes Yes

Unemployment Insurance claim

  • Agency: Employment Development Department 
  • Description: EDD has reviewed the federal CARES Act and are pleased to report that on Sunday, for the week ending April 11, the EDD will begin issuing the new $600 additional unemployment benefit payments funded by the federal government. Visit the Latest News for Workers for the details.
  • Link(s): https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm
  • Type of assistance: For someone receiving the most recent average Unemployment Insurance payment of $340 a week, a usual biweekly payment would equal $680. With the extra payment, that biweekly payment would increase to $1,880.
  • Amount: The first week the additional payments can be made is for the week ending April 4, not before. Separate retroactive payments will be automatically issued soon to those who had an active claim that week, and the $600 extra payments can continue to those who remain impacted and otherwise eligible for benefits through the week ending July 31, 2020.
  • Restrictions/Eligibility:  California Workers
  • Due date: 7/31/2020
  • Time before assistance is approved: 7 days 
  • Who can receive assistance: 
    US Citizens and Legal Residents: ITIN and/or Undocumented:
    Yes Yes

California Added to Innovative SNAP Online Pilot Program

  • Agency: SNAP Program
  • Description: The 2014 Farm Bill mandated a pilot be conducted to test the feasibility and implications of allowing retail food stores to accept SNAP benefits through online transactions. For households to make online purchases, the online shopping and payment pilot is required to be secure, private, easy to use, and provide similar support to that found for SNAP transactions in a retail store. 
  • Link(s): https://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/online-purchasing-pilot
  • Type of assistance: SNAP Online Purchasing
  • Amount: N/A
  • Restrictions/Eligibility: SNAP Participates
  • Due date: Check website for updates
  • Time before assistance is approved:  Check website for updates
  • Who can receive assistance: 
    US Citizens and Legal Residents: ITIN and/or Undocumented:
    Yes Yes

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)

  • Agency: EDD
  • Description: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program helps unemployed Californians who are business owners, self-employed, independent contractors, have limited work history, and others not usually eligible for regular state UI benefits who are out of business or services are significantly reduced as a direct result of the pandemic. 
  • Link(s): https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019/pandemic-unemployment-assistance.htm
  • Type of assistance: Financial Assistance
  • Amount: up to $600.00 per week
  • Restrictions/Eligibility: February 2, 2020, through the week ending December 26, 2020
  • Due date: 12/26/2020
  • Time before assistance is approved:  Based on Eligibility 
  • Who can receive assistance: 
    US Citizens and Legal Residents: ITIN and/or Undocumented:
    Yes No

Consumer protection provisions enacted in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in California

  • Agency: CPUC 
  • Description: Utility Consumer Protections During California COVID-19 Outbreak. More information here
  • Link(s): https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/covid19protections/
  • Type of assistance: Payment plan requests
  • Amount: Based on current utilities
  • Restrictions/Eligibility: Utility customers
  • Due date: Based on Utility company
  • Time before assistance is approved: N/A
  • Who can receive assistance: 
    US Citizens and Legal Residents: ITIN and/or Undocumented:
    Yes Yes

Job Training

  • Agency: California CWC Chapters
  • Description: The California Workforce Connection is an association of individuals dedicated to and interested in enhancing their individual competencies, knowledge and proficiency engaged in all occupations in the field of workforce development, training, and related programs.
  • Link(s): https://www.californiaworkforceconnection.org/about-us/districts/
  • Type of assistance: Job Training
  • Amount: N/A
  • Restrictions/Eligibility: Free Programs for displaced workers 
  • Due date: N/A
  • Time before assistance is approved: N/A
  • Who can receive assistance: 
    US Citizens and Legal Residents: ITIN and/or Undocumented:
    Yes Yes

Job Search

  • Agency: Employment Development Department 
  • Description: The Employment Development Department (EDD) provides a comprehensive range of employment and training services in partnership with state and local agencies and organizations. These services benefit job seekers, laid off workers, youth, individuals currently working, veterans, and people with disabilities.
  • Link(s): https://edd.ca.gov/jobs.htm
  • Type of assistance: Job Training
  • Amount: N/A
  • Restrictions/Eligibility: Free Programs 
  • Due date: N/A
  • Time before assistance is approved: N/A
  • Who can receive assistance: 
    US Citizens and Legal Residents: ITIN and/or Undocumented:
    Yes Yes

The CARES Act Provides Assistance to Workers and their Families

  • Agency: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
  • Description: Through Economic Impact Payments and other means, the Treasury Department is ensuring that Americans receive fast and direct relief in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Link(s): https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares/assistance-for-american-workers-and-families
  • Type of assistance: Economic Impact Payments
  • Amount: $ 1200 per adult/$ 500 per child under 17 years of age
  • Restrictions/Eligibility:  $500 per child under 17 years old – or up to $3,400 for a family of four. IRS Tax Filers and Seniors who are receiving SS Benefits
  • Due date: 12/31/2020
  • Time before assistance is approved: Check website for updates
  • Who can receive assistance: 
    US Citizens and Legal Residents: ITIN and/or Undocumented:
    Yes Yes

Are you a victim of an IRS-Related Coronavirus Scam?

  • Agency: United States Department of the Treasury
  • Description: If you received communication from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration, please report that activity to the Social Security Administration’s Fraud Hotline.
  • Link(s): https://www.treasury.gov/tigta/contact_report_scam.shtml
  • Type of assistance: Public Information
  • Amount: N/A
  • Restrictions/Eligibility: N/A
  • Due date: N/A 
  • Time before assistance is approved: N/A
  • Who can receive assistance: N/A